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Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Steve Kerr disrespects Suns by letting players coach

Steve Kerr disrespects Suns by letting players coach

"Coach (Terry) Stotts lets me call a lot of plays throughout the game, anyway".

Without any prompting, Kerr then offered up an example.

According to a tweet from Warriors beat reporter Mark Medina of The Mercury News, Green will not be able to play in tonight's game against the Suns (18-39) at Oracle Arena because of a sprained left index finger that he suffered during Saturday night's 122-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Meanwhile, the over is 7-2 in the Warriors' last nine home games, is 11-4 in their last 15 games against Western Conference foes, and is 7-1 in their last eight home games against an opponent with a losing road record.

"Kerr knows his guys better than anyone".

The plan started early, with the Warriors in a timeout in the first quarter and Kerr handing off the clipboard to Golden State's elder statesman Andre Iguodala. A month spent watching his players have a tough time concentrating had made Kerr figure it was time to let someone else give orders. At this point, that's what I sound like to them.

Elsewhere, Anthony Davis finished with 38 points and 10 rebounds, Jrue Holiday and Nikola Mirotic each scored 21, and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped the Detroit Pistons 118-103.

Update: The Suns eventually lost by 46, adding to their season of misery.

Instead, all of the intrigue centered on who would lead the huddles. Then Draymond Green. Then David West. Stephen Curry got a chance, too (we'll get to that in a minute). So did Curry, who almost drew a delay-of-game warning for taking too long in a timeout. He's also seen his players respond to Green taking command in the past, so he could be confident they'd play hard for him. Before this season, Green had missed only 12 of 397 career games.

This experiment might have lasted for only one game.

But Kerr said he wouldn't rule it out.

The trick worked. The Warriors ran away with the game and looked much like their old, dominant selves.

The Warriors interacted with the officials.

Suns guard Jared Dudley said he considered it disrespectful, with backcourt mate Devin Booker having a slightly different view. The topic: how to diffuse the tension that has resulted in a string of technical and ejections around the National Basketball Association.

Wade looks to have quote-tweeted the guy he was trying to get in touch with and communicating a message to followers to put him in touch with the fan.

"I thought the players responded very well".

"It's actually 211", Kerr joked.

Guard Patrick McCaw is questionable to play against the Suns.

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